David Wayne Hooks Airport, a major business and general aviation destination in northwest Houston, Texas, has completed the second phase of its capital investment program. This includes the resurfacing of the general aviation runway and the refurbishment of the Gill Aviation FBO terminal building.
The 3,500ft runway was resurfaced with asphalt, and also reconfigured to improve access to the aircraft taxiway, creating a greater buffer of safety. Staff have remarked the runway, with a four-light Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) system to be installed. The Gill Aviation terminal building, meanwhile, gained a new roof, flooring, lighting, interior paint, and additional tenant and guest parking.
The initial improvements to the airport, the first phase, involved the resurfacing of the main 7,009ft runway, with several taxiways graded and repaved. The main ramp was enlarged and strengthened, with exterior lighting for the T-hangars added, plus the installation of high-speed security gates. All improvements have been scheduled for completion prior to Houston hosting the Super Bowl on February 5.